Author Topic: Beta 0.908 (Adventure story complete, 15 brainteasers, many many tweaks)  (Read 998 times)

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Full release notes: http://www.arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Tidalis_-_0.908_Beta_Release

We are only about a day out from considering Tidalis "feature complete" now, which is an amazing feeling for everyone on the team, I think. This project has been longer and more intense than anyone expected, but the result is worlds better than we expected, as well. Pretty cool.

So, there's a bunch of new stuff in here. The new score popups are probably my favorite new feature here, which is humorous because I was pretty set against adding score popups until today -- and then fell in love with them at first sight. Lars was kind enough not to say "I told you so." The new combo fanfares are also a huge improvement, and really improve the feel of the game.

There is finally adventure syncing in multiplayer, which makes that part of the game feel so much more robust. I still need to get cutscenes syncing, and I also need to get a desync-on-win fixed for adventure mode, amongst other networking tweaks. But those should all be finished up tomorrow, along with everything else remaining to make us feature complete, which is great.

Oh, I didn't even mention -- the adventure story is finally done! We think it turned out really, really well, though we might still make a few final tweaks. We'll also probably add a few more bonus hidden cutscenes, along with more puzzles, through Wednesday and our absolutely final "official release" version of the game.

Beyond that, there's all sorts of tweaks from Keith and myself on the programming, and Lars on design, which are putting the final coats of polish on the game in general. The to-do list is down to only maybe two dozen items (down from hundreds), and most of what is left is small!

Can you tell we're excited? ;)
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